Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Theatre[.]

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Theatre[.]

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THEATRE Brown By Gordon NEWS OPERA North and The Wrong Crowd collaborate for the first time to present a new production of Jonathan Dove's family chamber opera Swanhunter.

It has already played Alnwick Playhouse and will be at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre in Hexham this Wednesday and Thursday.

A darkly magical folk story, written by the composer and librettist of Opera North's hugely successful The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter is a celebration of the power of song, designed specifically for a family audience - for adults just as much as for children.

It is brought to life through the inventive fusion of opera, puppetry and live action, directed by Hannah Mulder with design and puppet direction by Rachael Canning.

Lemminkainen is determined to travel to the icy north in search of a bride, against his mother's wishes. There, impossible tasks await him: he must face the Devil's Elk, the Swan on Death's River - and in the shadows, an unseen danger lurks. …

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